Wednesday, July 19, 2006

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ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference

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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • FREE Web Seminar: The Enterprise Procurement Report Card.  Read more.
  • ISM Career Center.  Read more.
  • R. Gene Richter Awards Accepting Entries From Innovative Supply Management Departments.  Read more.
  • The New Supply Management Handbook.  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for August.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.

This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine

In the July issue of Inside Supply Management® read about:

  • How one company is using opportunity analysis to align goals
  • Global teams are helping to close the global divide
  • ISM's all-star cast of 2006 Conference speakers

To access the July table of contents click here.

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FREE Web Seminar: The Enterprise Procurement Report Card

The Enterprise Procurement Report Card: Improving Performance to Directly Impact the Bottom Line
Thursday, July 27, 2006
9 a.m. Pacific / 12 p.m. Eastern / 17:00 BST (GMT + 1 hour)

In this free Webcast, please join industry thought leader Andy Kyte of Gartner as he shares his latest research and insights on where procurement professionals have made the grade and where they've fallen short. Andy Kyte will be joined by Gregg Brandyberry of GlaxoSmithKline and Ammiel Kamon of Emptoris in outlining how procurement organizations can:

  • Improve the visibility of the procurement organization across the enterprise
  • Move your company's success metrics from cost reduction to value creation
  • Deliver greater spend visibility
  • Improve workload planning
  • Increase efficiency in contract management processes
  • Enhance governance and improve collaboration with other business stakeholders

For more information or to register click here.

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ISM Career Center

ISM's Career Center links job seekers and employers — and it's better than ever.

The Online Career Center is a great job-searching resource providing access to hundreds of listings. Job seekers also enjoy other resources such as links to Web sites for job hunting, salary resources, relocating resources and more.

Employers have access to a select, highly qualified, group of supply management professionals. Employers that post jobs in the ISM Career Center have the ability to track job postings and the number of résumés received for each posting.

More information about the ISM Online Career Center:

  • Over 320 jobs currently posted
  • Over 1000 online résumés
  • Over 93,000 visitor sessions logged last month
  • Job Seeker Services FREE benefit to ISM members
  • Non-members may now purchase access to the Job Seeker Services
  • Confidential message center
  • Member only access to the linked listing of Affiliates with Employment Services
  • Same low price to post jobs for members and non-members

For more information click here.

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R. Gene Richter Awards Accepting Entries From Innovative Supply Management Departments

Organizations invited to apply via ISM Web site July 3 - September 29, 2006

While the inaugural R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management have been presented, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is announcing its call for entries for the second annual awards. ISM's Richter Awards are open to supply management departments of all sizes and geographic locations, both domestic and international. Entries should address big challenges for which new solutions have had wide organizational and/or supply chain impact.

ISM will accept entries through an online submission process from July 3 to September 29, 2006. Multiple entries are welcome in four award categories, including process, organization/structure, people and technology. Winners will be notified in January 2007, and award recipients will be publicly announced and honored at an awards dinner on Monday, May 7, 2007, at ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Las Vegas. Winners agree to present at ISM Conference sessions the Tuesday afternoon following the awards dinner.

Questions regarding the R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management can be directed to Scott Sturzl, C.P.M., at 800/888-6276, extension 3105 (or, for callers outside the United States, 480/752-6276, extension 3105), or by e-mail at

For information on entry categories, applying for the 2007 awards or to download the 2006 Richter Award Winners Brochure click here.

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The New Supply Management Handbook

The new Supply Management Handbook provides an A to Z encyclopedia of best practices and a synthesis of the leading roles and jobs within the profession as they are evolving. The field is now in a continuous period of expansion. The handbook takes a look forward to see the field of tomorrow and where opportunities for the profession will lie. It offers ISM's scan of the profession, from "buying" to "purchasing and supply"; discussions from leading consulting firms as to their observations of the strategic direction of the profession and a study by the A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership which focuses on the profession's future leadership.

To order your copy click here.

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Calendar of Events for August

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

Definition: Various types of intangible personal property that have an inherent commercial value and are protected by the government in different ways. They include copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks.

A different Term of the Day is posted on the ISM Home Page ( each day -- 7 days a week. The Term of the Day is taken from the Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms.

ISM members can access the online Members Only Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms which includes terms from the private, public, and various industry sectors, and from a wide variety of sources. The Glossary can be browsed alphabetically, or searched by keyword.

To access the Glossary click here.

If you are not a member but would like membership information click here.

Help us update this Glossary! If you don't find the term or definition that you are looking for let us know. We will be updating the ISM Glossary in the coming months, and your input will be useful for the new edition. To contact us regarding the Glossary, e-mail:

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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